This Restored 1972 F-100 is a Baby Blue Beauty

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It takes a special person to appreciate a set of hubcaps and skinny, white wall tires.  In a world of slammed, big wheeled, big tired street cruisers, trucks like this gorgeous 1972 F-100 Ranger conjure up images of senior citizen drivers slowing down traffic.

But there’s something to be said for originality, both in life and on the vehicles that we love.  And while some of you will undoubtedly say that this truck needs to be dropped over a set of custom wheels and fat tires, I say that she’s perfect just the way she is.

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One thing nobody will argue about is that the factory design of these 72’s is darn near perfect, especially in this particular iteration with its baby blue and white two tone paint.  The giant trailer mirrors aren’t everyone’s cup of tea, but they fit the bill here.

A well done frame off restoration, it’s hard to find a lot of qualms with this ’72.  From the flawless body and trim to the super clean undercarriage and stock (save for an aftermarket radio) interior, this truck is begging to be shown off.

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A stock 302 sends power through a C6 transmission to an 8.8″ rear end.  The amenities you need and want are there – namely factory air and power steering.  In a truck that looks this good, who needs anything more?

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Brett Foote is a longtime contributor to Internet Brands’ Auto sites, including Chevrolet Forum, Rennlist, and Ford Truck Enthusiasts, among other sites.

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